The library was set up in 1996. At the initial stage it comprised the Circulation Section, Collections Section, Reading Section, Audio-visual Room, and Computer Section. It was relocated to Block A in 2006 to meet adaptation plans to make way for the construction of the new block. Then a full-equipped library comprising of 6 Sections (Circulation Section, Collections Section, Reading Section, Audio-visual Room, Computer Section and Gamer Corner) was launched in March 2008 (Block B). Now those who have re-visited SSCPS will have noticed our brand new library which set up in November 2016, located at 2/F, Block G.
With the help of a generous support from our parent volunteers, we have completely rebuilt a large new library which is now stocked with a wide range of new books. To increase library usage, we have adopted “genre-fication” for shelving Chinese and English books by genre (rather than by alphabetical order of author’s last name).
The library has a collection of about 22083 items, 50% of them are Chinese, and 50% are English. There are over 1500 items of the serial and non-book information category.
We change shelving system from Dewey Decimal System to “Genre-fication” and sort through old collection and integrating into new collection. In order to help our young readers to quickly locate the books they are looking for, we have incorporated a floor plan with each section highlighted in its corresponding book classification colour. As you can see in the pictures below, the book shelves in each of these book categories (Picture Books, Fictions and Non-Fictions) are highlighted in their corresponding colour codes. Students can simply check the floor plan of the book category, locate the shelf highlighted in the colour/classification (Fantasy/Adventure/Humor......) under which their books belong to and go directly to the shelf to look for their books.
Students of valid library cards issued by the Hong Kong Public Libraries may borrow and return library materials at SSCPS library. A library card is not to be lent or transferred.
Each registered reader may borrow a maximum of TWO items of library materials, newspapers and magazines can only be consulted inside the library and may not be borrowed.
Library materials for lending may be borrowed for a period of 7 days (school activities and holidays should not be counted).
An overdue fine is imposed on each loan item returned late. The charge is $1 per day for each loan item.
Unless already reserved by another reader, each loan item may be renewed for up to five consecutive times.
Monday to Friday - 1st, 2nd, 3rd recesses and after school (15:15pm - 16:30pm)
Staff and pupils of the School
In order to widen students’ scope of exposure to reading materials, the barcode on library cards used by public libraries will be adopted. Students in possession of a library card from the public library can borrow books both from the Public Library and the School Library.
It had been the School’s intention to make mass application, however, on discovering that it will take over a month’s time, it was decided it would be better for students to make individual applications, which are processed on the spot. In view of this, it is hoped that parents will help students with the application so they can use the School Library. Details are as follows:
Since 1998, the library has been compiling a list of books to recommend to different grades in coordination to their different themes of learning at different periods throughout the year. This has been well-received by teachers, pupils and parents. When the new term commences, the library will carry on with the good tradition to recommend new good books to pupils.
With these themes we encourage students to dig below the surface and discover everything from the science of everyday things, to the envisioning of the future, discovering other cultures, peering into nature and the environment, delving into the unknown and exploring a treasury of knowledge.
English Title：“Authors of the month”
Our plan is to select 6 authors for Chinese books and 6 for English books.
In addition to the “Authors of the month” theme, we are also working on some fun activities throughout the year:
- Nov: Experience with Augmented Reality Books (AR Books)
- Dec: “Christmas Book Tree” (Get Wrapped in Good Book)
- Feb: “Blind Dates with Books”
- April: Library Easter Egg Hunt (Library Skills: Book Genre Hunt Game)
English Title：Learn from Others to Reach New Heights
Chinese Title：欣賞他人 超越自我
Activities: Book Trivia Board Game, My Book Report, Guided Tour Service/ Book Sharing Session
English Title: “Care for Yourself to Love Others”
Chinese Title: 律己愛人
The content is divided into four parts: Responsible, Respect, Cooperative and Kindness.
Activities: Bingo Game, Story Telling, Three different bookmarks as prizes for students.
English Title: "Celebrating Differences"
Chinese Title: 和而不同
The content is divided into four parts: Culture, Physicality, Ethnicity, Uniqueness
Activities: Bingo Card, Braille Books, Sign Language, Money Brailler
We are inviting you to celebrate your child’s birthday in a meaningful way by joining our Birthday Book Club. This is a wonderful way to celebrate our children’s love of books, supplement our school library and honour your child’s special day in a lasting way.
For a donation of $200, a donor label will be placed inside a brand new book inscribed with your child’s name and birthday. The personalised books will be displayed in the library during their birthday month. (July and August birthdays will be celebrated in May and June).
Donations above $200 are also welcome and will put towards buying more library books. However, each student is entitled to one book label per year. All donations received for the Birthday Book Club will be used to purchase new books for the school library.
Thank you for considering a donation to our school library and and helping to further enrich our reading programme.